Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cancel Our Newlywed Game Appearance













We are SO not winning the washer/dryer.

This is an actual exchange last night between me and my husband of 12 years:


Husband: Hey, guess what - you know our realtor, Geena? She has a blog!

Me: Cool.

Husband: Hers is called "Geenablog".com. You should call yours 'Sueblog'.

Me: Well I can't NOW.. everyone already knows the name.

Husband: What is it - "Happy... Hour... Meals"?

8 Year Old: DAD. "Happy Meals & Happy Hour".

Husband: Yeah, that's too long.

Me: Other people seem to remember it.

Husband: How about just "Sue.com"

Me: First of all, no. Second of all, it would sound like I was copying Dooce.

Husband: Who's Dooce.

Me: That really popular blogger who's in the book with me?

Husband: You're in a book?"


I swear to God, people.

Edward would SO know I was in a book.







"33 more days til Sue's book comes out..."

59 comments:

Brittany said...

That entire exchange was hilarious...but the last line with the picture...THAT made me pee.

Aria said...

Sounds just like my hubby! Oh, when we're with his friends, he'll talk it up (and get the name right) like he knows all about it, but in Real Life, he only reads posts that have anything to do with him. Otherwise he is completely blogosphere-clueless.

Don't worry, woman, WE know who you are. WE know the title of your blog. WE know what a huge deal it is to be in a book at all, let alone with Dooce. WE love ya baby! ...now where's my lolly pop (I'm not shavin my head though)

deconstructing jen said...

Oh man, you're married to my husband too. I think it's hilarious that your daughter knows and tells him with such attitude, lol.

Yeah, Edward would remember and have a special dinner planned with roses the night the book came out. WHY isn't he real???

Lopez said...

Ha! This is hilarious and had me in stitches...men! Are they really ALL the same?!?!?

Peggy said...

I love the name of your blog! Happy Hour Mealtime? Just kidding!

It's great! I think I'm going to change the name of mine to something catchier...any ideas?

Men! Hmph!

Aprille - The Muddled said...

You know of course that it has nothing to do with how long you have been married but instead your proximity to the tip of his nose when you tell him "things". The closer the better, and if there is any sports related noise on around you, including a small child 10 miles away playing with a yoyo, he will hear nothing but that string.

im just sayin.

michelle said...

Even MY kids know the name of YOUR blog! Sheesh, what up with him?

MammaDawg said...

LOL - love it!!! Wish RPattz was gonna be in SF this weekend - but it's okay - I'll take Kellan and Jackson :P

P.S. Congrats on the book!!!

♥ Kathy said...

Oh no. I would probably slap Tim if he didn't know I was in a book :o lol

Jen said...

Awesome! I had a very similar conversation with my hubby.

Life at the White House said...

Oh my word!

And I love your blog name!

Wendy said...

Ha! This reminds me of when my hubs said in the middle of some religion conversation, "well, you don't believe in God, anyway, so what difference does it make to you?" WHAAAAAAA? I believe!

Hi. Have we met? I'm your WIFE!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

It's sad that 4 words (two of which are the same) are too many for a man to remember.

Dugout Daisy said...

Edward makes all men look just plain sad. there is no comparison, he is the perfect man.

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

*sigh* Well, apparently there is only one man in this country and we're ALL married to him! And when mine DOES actually do something/say something out of the ordinary ("Thanks for making my favorite for dinner, hon" would be a PERFECT example) I say to him, "Who are you and what have you done with my husband?"

Miss Yvonne said...

"You're in a book?"...priceless!

Your blog name is awesome, never change it.

Rachel said...

This is hysterical!

Mrs. Gutierrez said...

Been married for nearly 10 years and my husband's mother DOES NOT know how to spell my first name! But yes, yours is worse. ;)

btw, where does Dooce come up with that name anyway? (Maybe she's explained before and I missed it.)

Searching For Reinforcements said...

Absolutely hysterical, absolutely typical. And you're right about Edward. Just pretend, like I do -- I just helped my hubs update his facebook profile, with a profile picture of Robert. It helps with the fantasy!

Leigh (Modern Mommy) said...

So, now that you're gonna be published I bet you can call up Rob's agent and be all "I'd like to do an interview for a book I'm writing..."

Swirl Girl said...

I think HMHH is much easier to remember than...what was that ? Suedotwhat?

Cathie said...

HAHAHA~

Sarah said...

OMG- too friggin funny!

foxy gal said...

That is hilarious!

And I personally love your blog name... much more creative than 'dooce'... not to mention you're waaaaay funnier than her! ;)

Susan said...

I am seriously convinced men are missing something. Missing what, I am not quite sure. But that conversation would have gone the same way, word for word, in my home.

Sigh.

Tenakim said...

Very funny- I think I could give you a run for your money on a game show about 'whose husband notices LESS about you.'

Elisa said...

yay! just over a month before the book comes out!

I swear, these husbands... they know nothing. I got a framed print for my husband for V-Day that says "I love you, blogs and tea". Cute, right? he didn't really get it. Umph.

The Mom Jen said...

And Alice would SO know where the conversation was headed before you even said it. Ah...if we could only have Edward in our lives...

Jenni Jiggety said...

Edward would know...and he would leave you fabulous comments...

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

I have to say... sounds like every conversation I have with my hubs... but look on the bright side- he didn't know who Dooce is!!!

Anonymous said...

Sue,
Stopped by to get caught up. As usual great Stuff.

Can I suggest a book for your Hubby "How the Net Generation is Changing Your World" by Don Tapscott.

If not show him this:
WARNING DO NOT OPEN IF SEXUALLY EXPLICIT INNUENDO OFFENDS YOU!


Not that your Blog accepts this but he may go on line to your Blog and see if any other crap like this gets sent. Might help his memory or enhance his digital experience.

Mary Moore said...

Husbands are stooopid.

Terri said...

I'll bet he flunked your quiz too. Of course I made a 101%. But I have no life.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

What's a blog?

Dejoni said...

I added you to my blogroll and you ended up right under Dooce...LOL! Sorry about that!
Love your site!

Jessica said...

Boys. They are so oblivious.

Jaci said...

At least he didn't check out the realtor's blog and yell, "Honey! You have to check this out! She's AWESOME. You know, you could learn a few things from her."

My husband didn't even bother to read my blog until his best friend said my blog was funny. Now suddenly I'm good enough to skim on a slow day at work. Whoppidy-do.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Well! You just made me feel a whole lot better knowing that my mate is not the only one who is clueless about my life.

jill jill bo bill said...

Let me guess: he always says "I listen to you!"
Our conversations go the same damn way!!
Me: Going to see a pt in Desoto
Him: Okay, where will you be?
Me: D.E.S.O.T.O.

click

Me: idiot
him: bitch

*jimaie.marie* said...

LOL!! I HAVE to agree with commenter #1, I'm dying over here LOL!!! ohg, that pic of edward = perfection. You are the queen of laughs :D

Threeboys1mommy said...

Pfft, even my husband knows that Sue of Happy Meals and Happy Hour is in a book.

Kathy said...

I think what you meant to say was that Dooce was in the book with you. There. I said it.

Rebecca said...

Hilarious!
Men are such a**es sometimes!

tamilyn said...

Wait, let me guess-you told him this big news while he was busy doing important stuff, like picking his nose, and didn't really "HEAR" you?

Annie said...

LOL! So true. Edward (sigh).

Lisa-licious said...

Yeah, my whole family (mom and sis included) knows who you are, and the name of your blog! Roo and Moo (6 and 4) also know that you make mommy pee while cackling at her computer. For reelz. Send Depends.

Bee and Rose said...

Wait! Why is my husband hanging out at your house and posing as your husband???

You should do an entire blog based on your conversations with him! I bet he'd remember everything about that blog! LOL!

And Edward would shower you with his lovliness for your book deal! Swoon....

Beth Kephart said...

Oh my goodness, this made me laugh today. Well, several books into a small literary life here, I am often standing beside my handsome husband when some poor soul will begin to ask him thus and so about some book I've written. He'll nod. He'll look cute. He'll look glamorous, even.

And then, after the poor soul is out of breath with their lit question, he'll smile. Actually, he'll say, I didn't read it.

Anna Lefler said...

You should start calling your hubs by the wrong name. Then when he corrects you, tell him it's too long for you to remember.

"Jerry?? Who's got time to remember all that?"!

BTW, thanks so much for your comment on Beth Kephart's blog today - that really meant a lot to me. I feel the same way about you! I have to read your blog (what's it called again?) with one eye shut because half of me is sooo envious of just how damn good you are. Truly.

XOXO

Anna

Deb said...

A few years ago, in the middle of spring break, we were eating dinner. My husband turns to my daughter and says "So, when is spring break going to happen?"

julyn said...

Too funny. My hubby of 30 yrs (yes, that's thirty years) just gave me a huge bunch of lillies for Valentine's Day. Yah, lillies make me violently ill. I swear we're all married to the same guy....and he isn't paying attention.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Edward would so know you were in a book because Edward pays attention to you! Your hubby must be one of those clueless, non-listening vampires.

Wendi said...

Um, we aren't going to be winning any washers or dryers either.
My husband doesn't know the difference between blogging and twittering.
I feel certain he never reads mine.
Whatev.
The photo and comment at the end of this post...priceless!
You are a genius!

Bar-b said...

for f's sake. that was too funny. poor you. edward WOULD have known.

Cathy said...

I still hear screams from upstairs that Edward is the perfect man..coming from the 15 year old that thinks she knows was a "man" is.. the sad part he is probably more of a man them most I know. I will leave it at that..

BabelBabe said...

you just made me laugh so loud I not only snorted, but I woke the baby up. awesome.

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